As much as I love (and I do) trawling charity shops. Sometimes the clothes can be a little tired and worn, a little faded. But never fear...
It's super easy with the help of the Dylan washing machine dyes to refresh items of clothing. Dylan dye now has produced the most handy 'pod' with are easy to open and store (meaning that you ca get a way with using a portion of the dye rather than the whole pot. Nowadays there is no additional salt needed, so simply you can add as much dye as you require in relation to the weight of your clothing.
Recently I bought a pretty Indian cotton blouse and an 80's (on trend) tired dress, both cotton (natural fibres take dye easily) but slightly faded in places. Both were a delicate shade of pink but could do with some extra colour, so I simply selected the Dylan colour I thought best - Powder pInk and added placed the colours and half the dye from the pod into the washing machine. I turned the machine to a 40 degree wash and simply that was it.
The Indian blouse now has an even colour, a tad darker than before but just as pretty and fresh. The dress has become pinker than the tired beige and again has a new lease of life.
Another great tip is to refresh black t-shirts with a black Dylon dye rather than throw then away. For less than ten pounds you can refresh at least 5 t-shirts and a pair jeans!